Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Virgie Patton-Ezelle interview excerpt, 28 October 2008

Virgie Patton-Ezelle

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Com-pear'd to What? 1989
Com-pear'd to What? 1989

Program Length: 02:48

Artist Virgie Patton-Ezelle, a native Clevelander, discusses her development as an artist. Ms. Patton-Ezelle describes the earliest recognition of her artistic ability and its impact on her identity. She notes individuals who encouraged her to pursue art as a professional, especially her teacher at John Hay High School, Mrs. Shidoba.

*Portrait of artist courtesy of Herb Ascherman.

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